Most of us will immediately think of our childhood- every year we go back in our memory, the pain becomes less pronounced. As we reel back the years, the pain is literally unwinding itself; so much of the back pain in our adult community is the result of years of spinal pressure compounding on top of itself. Many of us who live with chronic back pain are unable to identify a particular point in which the pain moved in as a perma-fixture in our lives. Are you guilty of waiting until back pain moved in before doing something about it? This reactive form of healthcare has proven itself as a contributor to so much pain and illness throughout our community. Let‘s not make the same mistake with our children: it’s time to flip the script and take a proactive approach to caring for our spines.
We have an opportunity and, more importantly, a responsibility to take care of our bodies and those of our children. This responsibility is shared by the community, but it must be implemented at an individual level. Chiropractic and acupuncture are two forms of treatment that help you take control of your healthcare. For children, the opportunity is glaring: we are able to give them a head start in spinal health by preventing problems before they happen. Just as our culture values regular dental maintanence and physical checkups, so too should we place importance upon regular maintenance of the developing spine. By maintaining a relationship with an office that specializes in spinal health, we set a precedence that prioritizes your child’s spinal health.
Spinal adjustments, in support of maintaining the spine’s natural alignment and healthy development, are seen as safe and effective tools for maintaining a high level of wellness in our young community. By starting your child on the chiropractic track early, you set a foundation and a tone for preventive healthcare that will benefit them for their entire life. If you are interested in finding out more about the role of chiropractic in children’s health, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.